European Digital Finance Programme (EDFP)

October 2022 to June 2023
Campus Westend, House of Finance
and Online

The EDFP is the first educational program specifically dedicated to capacity building in the area of digital finance. The program provides executive training to equip participants with

  • analytical tools to grasp new market developments in digital finance,
  • an exposition of the fundamental policy choices and trade-offs underpinning landmark legislative initiatives, and
  • in-depth understanding of the upcoming (and pre-existing) regulatory framework governing digital finance, including all key areas of policy focus at the EU and international standard-setter level.

In its first training cycle, from October 2022 to June 2023, the EDFP will provide education focussing on four key pillars:

  • Digital assets: Bespoke courses on (i) Crypto assets and the practitioner’s perspective on MiCA, (ii) decentralised finance (DeFi), and (iii) central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
  • AI: A ground-breaking course on the use of AI in the EU financial sector, and the outlook for regulation and supervision.
  • Operational resilience and the DORA, covering the new EU-level oversight of critical third-party providers (CTPPs) of information and communication technology (ICT) services, including the so-called BigTechs.
  • Data and the structure of the EU financial system: Two complementary courses on (i) the confluence of data and technology, including the role of BigTechs, as drivers for change in the structure of the EU financial system, and (ii) the merger of the data economy and the financial sector, covering concepts such as PSD3, open banking and open data.

“We have designed a curriculum that responds to the needs of authorities and the private sector alike … When it comes to digital finance, its regulation and supervision, we all have a lot to learn – and quickly – if the EU is to remain ahead of the game on digital finance. This program represents an exceptional opportunity to learn first-hand from leading policymakers, central bankers, supervisors and experts from the private sector. I am looking forward to welcoming the participants to our first course in September and expect to see a broad participation from across the public and private sectors, including legal practitioners and executive decision-makers from firms across the EU.”

Dr Philipp Paech, Associate Professor of Financial Regulation at the London School of Economics and Director of the EDFP at the ILF

The European Digital Finance Programme at the ILF is set up in collaboration with, a Berlin-based online education provider specialising in FinTech, Digital Finance and related themes.

October 2022 to June 2023

Campus Westend
House of Finance

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3

D-60323 Frankfurt am Main


Remote participation optional


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